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Mother and Baby and Magdalene Laundry Institutions –

Truth Recovery Design Panel

On 26 January 2021, a Research Report into Mother and Baby Homes and Magdalene Laundries was published.

Alongside the publication of the report, the Executive announced an independent investigation , to be co-designed in conjunction with victims and survivors .

If you have been affected by any of the issues identified in the research and you want to participate in the process to help develop and design the investigation, you can do this by:

Methodology – Informing the next stage of the inquiry or investigation

The Victims and Survivors Service (VSS) is available to provide interim emotional support to victims and survivors impacted by Mother and Baby Institutions and Magdalene Laundries in Northern Ireland.


Mental health and counselling support services are available to anyone affected by historical practice in this area. Access to help and support in your locality, including through your GP and specialised healthcare professionals, can be accessed at:

Lifeline is a free, confidential telephone helpline. It is available anytime every day.

In an emergency dial 999 or contact the emergency department at your local hospital.